REU Opportunities - next project in Summer 2020, dates TBD!

Arnd Scheel

I plan to offer the next REU project in Complex Systems (CSREU) in Summer 2020 The format will be similar to previous REUs. Applications are accepted via ➛ REU 2018 Application --- see also the ➛ Flyer

General setup
I generally offer research opportunities for undergradaute students. Please contact me if you are interested in doing research in the general area of dynamical systems and pattern formation. Previous REU programs have taken place in the summers 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014,2015, 2017, and 2018. Students were sponsored by NSF and through Undergradualte Research Scholarships at the University of Minnesota.

Pattern formation is the study of general mechanisms leading to the appearance of simple or complex spatial patterns. It is motivated by the existence of similar patterns in seemingly dissimilar systems (e.g. animal coat markings, vegetation patterns, phase separation problems, convection patterns).

Students need to be US citizens or permanent residents (green card holder) for NSF-sponsored REU fellowhips.

Introductory coursework in dynamical systems, ordinary or partial differential equations is required. Higher level coursework and/or some knowledge of numerical computation is helpful, but not required.

What to expect
Description of REU experiences 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2018. Results of these programs lead to the following articles

Previous students have subsequently gone on to graduate school at Brown, CalTech, Columbia, Cornell (2), Harvard, Maryland, McGill, Moscow, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, Purdue U, UC Irvine, UIUC, U Minnesota (2); three received NSF Graduate Fellowships.

How to apply

Pictures from the REU participants 2012,2015,2017,2018